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Ebbe Munk

"About us" is in reality "about me": These images are photographed by Ebbe Munk, and I am the owner of the website as well. I can be contacted here: mail@ebbemunk.dk.

I am an independent consultant working with IT and economics, mostly testing large business applications.

Once I worked on a window factory setting up a order system with quotes for customers, orders for raw materials and production planning. Back then I realized the beauty of old doors and windows - and I have been collecting door photos ever since.

In idle periods I have been travelling and collecting photographs of doors and windows in most European countries. However, I still haven't visited Belarus, Ireland and Portugal.

 
 

The beauty of old doors

I am fascinated by the beauty of the old doors. That is the reason for most of the motives in this webshop to be older doors and windows. An old door threws light on a long time's use and maintenance - and maybe decay as well.

I aim to show the many variations of doors that was a sign of the local carpenters' skills before the present industrialization. Many of the images stem from the centre of medieval towns. Other images are from the quarters near railway stations mainly built 1870-1900.

House in Transsilvania

A door leading to a house tells about the life of the people living and working in that house - here from Transsylvania, Romania

 
 

Plastic windows: No, thanks

I am not fond of plastic windows and doors. Plastic windows are affordable, and they are much more comfortable in wintertime than decayed, single-glass windows.

But if you buy new, industrially produced plastic doors and windows for your old house, you abandon all of your local building tradition. The plastic material demands larger dimensions around the glass so that plastic windows are easy to recognize. Further:

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Wooden window Plastic window

The real thing and the plastic version (Silkeborg, Denmark)

I have travelled through Eastern Europe a lot of buildings will have mounted plastic windows during these years. For the less nice buildings it will be an advantage - but I fear that it will be plastic anywhere.

Baltysk, Russia

Flats with new plastic windows in Baltysk, Russia, 12790-doorphoto-com

 
 

Grafitti, a contagious plague

Grafitti starts in the small, and suddenly it is a plague that has contaminated all of the neighbourhood. It may be tags only, or it may be true pieces of art that other artists in turn cover with their tags.

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Grafitti Grafitti cleaning up

Here is the creator and the man cleaning up

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Pieces of art from Barcelona, Spain, and Montpellier, France, 02178-doorphoto-com

 
 

Meeting people

You will meet a lot of nice people when you walk around looking for doors and windows

Vilnius, Lithuania

The photographer in good company in Vilnius, Lithuania